Curing simulation by autoclave resin infusion

D. C. Blest, S. McKee, Ahmad Kamal Zulkifle, P. Marshall

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Abstract

This paper deals with the modelling and simulation of resin flow, heat transfer and the curing of a multilayer thermoset composite by the resin film infusion process. For approximately isothermal flows, the model is based on Darcy's Law and Stoke's equations where a similarity solution is obtained and subsequently used in a two-dimensional convection-diffusion heat equation coupled with a rate of cure equation. A finite difference scheme is applied to the energy equation on a moving grid and simulations for varying laminate thicknesses and number of plies are performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2297-2313
Number of pages17
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Volume59
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 1999

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Composite Resins
Thermosets
Autoclaves
Laminates
Curing
Multilayers
Resins
Heat transfer
Composite materials
Hot Temperature
Convection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Engineering(all)

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Blest, D. C. ; McKee, S. ; Zulkifle, Ahmad Kamal ; Marshall, P. / Curing simulation by autoclave resin infusion. In: Composites Science and Technology. 1999 ; Vol. 59, No. 16. pp. 2297-2313.
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